The amazing natural beauties of the Cappadocia region, combined with the classic hot air balloon rides, create an unforgettable experience for everyone across the globe. Center of attention worldwide, the Cappadocia region consists of many Turkish cities. These cities have gradually become an important landmark for various historical events along with the unique geographical characteristics it has. These popular tourist destinations shine with their cultural, geographical and historical values. Cities in this region are: Nevşehir, Kayseri, Aksaray, and Niğde. With its unique geographical structures called “fairy chimneys” and historical underground houses, Cappadocia is a must to visit. One activity constantly received attention is the hot air balloon rides over fairy chimneys. These hot air balloons have essentially become a symbol for the region, and countless balloons are flying over the region throughout the year.
Cappadocia had human settlements that trace way back to 400 BC. Being one of the oldest human settlements in Anatolia, the Cappadocia region posses a rich cultural and historical heritage. As one of the natural and historical sites of UNESCO’s World Heritage List, Cappadocia is a hub for historical, cultural, social, and economic activities. With the significant tourism power it has, it is one of the most visited sites in Turkey. Many different civilizations such as Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Turks ruled these lands as well as the Kingdom of Cappadocia for a while. During ancient and middle age control of Cappadocia by various cultures, this region shined with countless value. Ever since the Battle of Manzikert in 1071, Cappadocia has been an eminent region for the Turks. The province took important steps into becoming a more developed and urbanized place with the Ottoman Empire’s attempt with fundamental improvements in the infrastructure for the city of Nevşehir. As of our day, cities located in the Cappadocia region are both developed-sustainable cities and important historical landmarks. Underground houses, hot air balloon rides, sports events, photography competitions, and much more make the best of this region.
As Cappadocia’s most important touristic activity, hot air balloons have been garnishing the skies since 1983. This sector has great importance over the region, and it has a rich history filled with government fund projects as well as private firm’s attempts. There are numerous unique and traditional balloons with different colors, ornaments and figures flying all over the region, filling the sky with amazing colors. The tour that each visitor gets in these balloons over the mesmerizing geographic features of the Cappadocia is an unforgettable experience. Tourists from all over the world visit Cappadocia just to get on one of these rides. Constantly increasing demand for the rides proportionally increases the number of rides as well. By creating high-quality jobs and production for the cities in the region, balloon rides are greatly beneficial for the country as well.
The fantastic scenery that the rides have become the award-winner sights each year. If you wish to make the best of your visit to Cappadocia and have a relaxing trip over the fairy chimneys, make sure to take a hot air balloon ride.